Darkest Evening of the Year, The

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Bantam Books, 2008 - California, Southern - 461 pages
32 Reviews
Amy Redwing has dedicated her life to the southern California organization she founded to rescue abandoned and endangered golden retrievers. No one is surprised when Amy risks her life to save Nickie, nor when she takes the female golden into her home. The bond between Amy and Nickie is immediate and uncanny. Even her two other goldens, Fred and Ethel, recognize Nickie as special, a natural alpha. But the instant joy Nickie brings is shadowed by a series of eerie, ominous, and invasive incidents.

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This ending was NOT on my list of good endings. - Goodreads
Dan Kootz is an excellent writer. - Overstock.com
Prose: Same problems as he's been having for years. - Goodreads
Plot: Simply not that engaging. - Goodreads
The ending in particular felt forced and rushed. - Goodreads
However, I found the ending to be down right silly. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Carl Alves - Goodreads

I probably should have realized that this novel wouldn't work for me when I saw a dog on the cover. One of the most annoying aspects of Dean Koontz novels is this infatuation he has with dogs, how he ... Read full review

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User Review  - The Book Maven - Goodreads

This is only the second Dean Koontz book that I have read, and I gave it three stars only because it was compelling, despite its flaws. I believe it is often the case that the flaws with a book are as ... Read full review

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